VIDEO Introducing MH/OSTA

Plans are now underway for the MH/OSTA annual meeting. Mark your calendar for October 20 at the newly remodeled Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City. And start considering donations for the silent auction that day. We get many great bargains and the organization makes a little money on your wonderful baskets and other items.  
Judy Morton, OSTA board member and mh-osta blog administrator, is recovering from serious but successful surgery. We wish her a speedy recovery, both for her sake and for ours! Meanwhile Paula Chambers, our Call Log administrator from Central Point, will attempt to handle the posting of blogs.
                                                                                                          --from Jane Capron 6-26-12

Congratulations to the new owners of Vida Lea Mobile Home Park in Leaburg,

Congratulations to the new owners of Vida Lea Mobile Home Park in Leaburg, just up the river from Eugene. Residents of one ofour Lane County neighbor parks have bought their park and can now control their own destiny. Way to go!


Download the 2012 SUMMER OSTA REVIEW with the link on the left under MH-OSTA REVIEWS

engAGE in Community Expo

At the invitation of Bandana Shrestha and the AARP organization, Director Rita Loberger
attended the engAGE in Community Expo at Providence in Oregon City on May 31st.
The panel discussion revolved around 'aging in place' in the Portland area, which as
many of you recall was the theme of last years convention.  Also on the panel was Brenda
Jose of Unlimited Choices.
The day long event gave us a chance to meet many people.  Among them was Bob
Reeves, a fellow speaker and president of his OSTA chapter in Welches.
The programs consisted of:
     Preventing the misuse of prescription meds.
     It takes a village - neighbors helping neighbors
     Transportation - availability and types
     The Gatekeeper program - dealing with referrals.
     Housing - home share, manufactured housing, aging upgrades and senior housing
There were also 'break out' programs:
     Resource connections in Clackamas county.
     Multnomah County aging and disability services
     Mediation and civil advocacy speakers
     Financial and food security panels
     Volunteer connections
As we move forward, we anticipate more connections with AARP and the "Aging in Place" connection.